December is the month for reflection. Once a day, my girl, Kim, and I write a little ditty about 2015. Join in on your own or just comment on our ditties. C’mon…you know you want to!
Day 9: What’s your type? Tell us your personality type and/or enneagram type. Does your type resonate with you? What happened this year that clearly (or not clearly) illustrate your personality type?
“Guardians of birthdays, holidays and celebrations, ESFJs are generous entertainers.”
I love to entertain. I love parties and dinners and Sunday football at my house. I love throwing birthday celebrations for myself and others. I love BBQ’s. I love all things, “the more the merrier!” Pics from this year’s celebrations!
“ESFJs are easily wounded. And when wounded, their emotions will not be contained. They by nature “wear their hearts on their sleeves,” often exuding warmth and bonhomie, but not infrequently boiling over with the vexation of their souls. Some ESFJs channel these vibrant emotions into moving dramatic performances on stage and screen.”
I am nothing if not emotional. I do not hide my feelings well and most of the time, I think I might explode if I don’t express them. I react first, think second. I feel my emotions so strongly that I often think my heart my actually burst. I feel love strongly. I feel rage strongly. I feel compassion and guilt and happiness so strongly.
My heart bursts for a few people specifically. My sister, Kate. My Bewpa, Jaime. And Mark. My heart bursts the most for him. And the most frequently.
Emotion just comes over me in waves. I’m a “cry at commercials” kind of girl. Like this one.
And ANY soldier homecoming moment.
“All else being equal, ESFJs enjoy being in charge. They see problems clearly and delegate easily, work hard and play with zest. ESFJs, as do most SJs, bear strong allegiance to rights of seniority. They willingly provide service (which embodies life’s meaning) and expect the same from others.”
I don’t actually think I like being in charge that much. I like getting my way and I like being right. I won’t deny that. But in general, I am just as happy to follow the leader as I am leading. This year, that didn’t really change. I have leadership roles in certain areas of my life and I am super happy to sit back and follow directions in others.
I haven’t looked at a personality test in a long time. This was a really interesting experience. I’m not a huge Zodiac believer, but in the spirit of all things “personality,” I’m a Taurus and that is dead on as well.
One of these days, I’ll post before 10pm and then maybe I’ll have time to reread, rewrite, and finish with style. Instead, I’m going to bed. This has been emotionally exhausting.